That is the Dare Challenge this week for all you Daring Cardmakers! To use something you dont normally use, or work in a style or with a technique thats outside your comfort zone.
I have been well and truly uncomfortable this week, I thought about decoupage but thats as far as I got, I really did try with peel offs but I just don't like them. Plus I didn't buy any of the new ones, some of which are quite nice cause Im on a stash diet. So that one went in the bin!
I used some decoupaged stickers that I won in a competition about 18 months ago and have been sitting in a box ever since. Theyre lovely stickers, Third dimention Standouts by Christina Cole, and are mounted onto a Blonde Moments paper. I like the finished outcome of this card but I don't get much satisfaction from it because I don't feel like I made most of it using ready made embellishments. But Im definately outside my comfort zone and thats the point!
I played with quilling but Im really not happy with the outcome so I didn't put it on the dare blog, and I'm only going to show a little picture here. Its just missing something, and after all that paper twirling I gouldn't see the light for the millions of strips of paper dancing in front of my eyes. I've seen some beautiful quilling but its definately not my thing. Im glad I tried it though as now I can appreciate the time involved in some of the amazing quilled designs out there. Maybe if I'd left myself more time I would have been more successful!
I hope this inspires you to try something a bit different and out of your usual cardmaking safety zone, remember to let us know how it feels too, its all part of the dare. Happy Cardmaking! Rhi x